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The Stars of Ski Jumping

written by: marcing
 
Ski jumping is not the most popular winter discipline, but still the important competitions gather more than 30 000 fans and millions in front of TVs. Check what you know about this unusual sport.

Question 1:


How many points are awarded to the winner of a ski jumping competition in the World Cup circuit?
25
50
100
10

Question 2:


Who was the first ski jumper ever to win the World Cup 3 times in a row?
Matti Nykänen
Adam Małysz
Andreas Goldberger
Jens Weissflog

Question 3:


This former Finnish ski jumper is one of the best in the history of the sport with his five Olympic medals (four Golds), nine World championships medals (five Golds) and 22 Finnish championships medals (13 Golds).
Adam Małysz
Jens Wessflog
Matti Nykänen
Janne Ahonen

Question 4:


Ski jumpers used to jump with the skis positioned parallelly. Nowadays the skis are V-shaped during the jump. Who introduced this manner of jumping in 1988?
Jens Weissflog
Matti Nykänen
Jan Boklöv
Dieter Thoma

Question 5:


Which ski jumper was badly injured in a training session in 2002, but recovered in a month to win 2 gold medals at the Salt Lake City Olympics?
Sven Hannavald
Adam Małysz
Simon Ammann
Matti Hautamaeki

Question 6:


Why was the 2005/06 Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament unique?
The winner was disqualified.
The winner, Andreas Jacobsen, was the youngest ever in the history of the tournament .
It was won ex equo by Janne Ahonen and Jakub Janda.
The winner, Sven Hannawald, won all four competitions.

Question 7:


On which hill does the World Cup ski jumping season traditionally end?
Letalnica (formerly Velikanka) in Planica, Slovenia
Wielka Krokiew in Zakopane, Poland
Hollmenkollen in Oslo, Norway
Gross Olympiaschanze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Question 8:


Which ski jumper broke the world record in ski jump length (239m) in 2005?
Bjoern Einar Romoeren
Roar Ljøkelsøy
Adam Małysz
Janne Ahonen

Question 9:


Which statement is true about the British ski jumper Eddie "Eagle" Edwards?
He was the first black man in the sport.
He was unfit for the sport, had no financial support, but yet kept on jumping.
He has won the most medals at the Olympics.
He was actually a woman after a sex-change operation.

Question 10:


Which hill is called the Mecca of ski jumping?
Bergisel in Innsbruck, Austria
Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway
Okurayama in Sapporr, Japan
Letalnica in Planica, Slovenia

Question 11:


What is the nationality of Adam Małysz, one of the greatest stars of ski jumping?
Norwegian
German
Polish
Finnish

 


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